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Austin Mini Cooper MK1 1967
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Some say you should never meet your heroes, especially when it comes to classic cars.
The Mini's road-holding and lively handling¦few could have predicted the sensation set off by a tiny, quirky, front-wheel-drive hatchback with an engine mounted sideways and a suspension that literally relied on big, cone-shape pieces of rubber.
Even designer Alec Issignosis was blown away by the Mini's popularity. Committed to the notion of the Mini as an everyman's car, Issigonis initially resisted the idea of tuning the car for racing but eventually yielded after seeing a prototype from race-car builder John Cooper. (Cooper's Formula 1 cars had won the constructors' championship in 1959 and 1960.) Cooper S production began in 1963.
ABOUT THIS CAR
- Years Produced 1967-1971
- Number Sold 6,329
- This car is Chassis #: C-A2S7/933840 and despite the badging, it is NOT a stock Cooper S.
- Motor – Car would have come out with a 998cc Austin Cooper motor. Engine on car is a 12755cc bored out to 1330cc. A Plus Block / Flat Top Pistons / Cooper S Crankshaft and Conrods / MK1 Cooper S Head / Double Valve Springs / Twin Fuel Tanks Standard Rockers / Dellorto 45mm carb / Pipercross Filters / 300 degree Lynn Rogers Camshaft / 6 point rollcage welded + bolted and much more to mention here. More information on motor available.
- Clutch – Paddle Clutch – Gray Diaphram
- Gearbox – A Series remote gearbox with four synchro, straight cut, close ratio quick shift and reverse lockout.
- Quaife Limited Slip Disff 3.75/1 final drive
- Sump guard
- Exhaust – LCB free flow maniflow
- Adjustable Koni shocks
- Fully adjustable suspension / ride height / camber / castor. Rose jointed bottom arms x rayed for certification.
- Brakes – Cooper S 7.5” calipers / slotted disks / braded hoses / booster etc
- A stock Cooper S's estimated value today would be around NZD45K but despite the Cooper S's motorsports reputation, which famously included wins in the Rallye Monte Carlo in 1964, 1965, and 1967, few unmolested examples remain.
- This car is in very good overall condition – good body / paint etc.
- This car comes with a competition log book,some racing history and a list of modifications available, including engine, gearbox etc – all this can be made available on request (too much information to mention here).
- Motorsport Certificate of Description issued 08/09/2000 Number COD1326.
- A real fun car to drive.
For all of its performance and personality, this car still seems humble. It's an honest instrument of functional practicality. Like most things people can't help but love, the Mini Cooper S's source of coolness is that it never tries too hard.
BMC really did reinvent the people's car when it introduced the Mini in August 1959, and BMC and Alec Issigonis won the Dewar Trophy for this space- and fuel-efficient design as a result. The Mini became the template for future economy cars.
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NOTIFICATION AS TO NATURE OF GOODS IN TERMS OF THE CONSUMER GUARANTEES ACT 1993
Waimak Classic Cars accepts that the vehicle being sold must be of “acceptable quality” in terms of section 7 of the Consumer Guarantees Act 1993 (the Act) having regard to “the nature of the goods”.
Waimak Classic Cars is not aware of any specific defects with the vehicle, however (a) such a vehicle being a classic vehicle may have mechanical breakdowns, electrical failures at inconvenient times and maintenance costs being part of and parcel of ownership of a classic car; (b) reliability is a combination of the particular nature of the classic vehicle, how it is being driven, how it has been maintained, and to a certain extent luck.
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